These are the “best” historic hotels in America for 2021
History buffs looking for a vacation destination don’t need to look past this list.
Historic Hotels of America recently named its top Historic Hotel Award winners for 2021, which highlighted a variety of locations built in the 19th and 20th centuries.
“The winners are the best historic hotels and hotels in the United States of America,” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive vice president of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide, in a commentary. Press release.
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“The winners were selected from nominated iconic historic hotels, including small historic inns, historic boutique hotels, historic lifestyle hotels and legendary historic resorts. They represent small towns to large cities towards UNESCO World Heritage destinations, ”Horwitz added. “We applaud the dedication and passion of the thousands of people working at these iconic and legendary hotels that keep the stories of the past alive and make special occasion stays or celebrations at these historic hotels a memorable experience.
“The hotels on this list represent the best spirit of perseverance and preservation of historic hotels. Over the many decades, if not centuries, that these buildings have seen it is the care of their staff, owners and operators, and the support of travelers who allow their stories to continue. “
Here are five award-winning historic hotels worth adding to your travel wishlist.
Palmer House (a Hilton hotel)
Historic Hotels in America’s Best Historic Hotel
The Palmer House in Chicago won the “Best Historic Hotel” award in the 400+ rooms category from Historic Hotels of America. The Hilton opened in 1871 and was the first hotel in town to have elevators, light bulbs, and in-room telephones. Historic Hotels of America selected this 262-foot property for its Best Historic Hotel award for its positive guest experience, hospitality and service.
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Historic Hotels of America gave the same price to hotels with fewer rooms, including the 110-year-old Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City (201 to 400 rooms), and the 86-year-old King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. (76 to 200 rooms) in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Historic Hotels in America’s Best Historic Resort
Hilton is once again on the list of America’s “best” historic hotels with the Hotel del Coronado, part of the Hilton Curio collection. Hotel del Coronado won the Historic Society’s “Best Historic Resort” award. Located in Coronado, California, this iconic hotel has been in business for 133 years. Guests took advantage of over 750 rooms, a 28-acre Victorian resort, which earned the property its historic price tag.
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The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center
Historic Hotels in America’s Best Historic Small Hotel / Inn
The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia impressed Historic Hotels of America with its level of customer service. Within its 80-acre grounds, the inn has served guests since 1828. The 49-room property won the “Best Small Inn / Historic Hotel” category, which Historic Hotels of America qualifies as having less than 75 rooms. According to the historic company, the Blackburn Inn & Conference Center “offers exceptional hospitality and customer service.”
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The Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan has a social network that Historic Hotels of America admires. The 388-room hotel opened to the public in 1887 and now features stunning photos of the monument on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Over 61,200 subscribers look forward to daily hotel downloads.
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The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Historic Hotels of America, new member of the year
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort opened in July 1946. The luxurious 10,500-acre ranch and resort is located in Solvang, California, and won the New Member of the Year award from Historic Hotels of America for demonstrating “immediate commitment, activation and passionate support” to the historic society.